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Dont Drink and Drive This Halloween

By admin on October 23, 2014

The Knoxville Police Department knows that on Halloween there will be children on our street and drunk drivers behind the wheel. Officers will be out in full force Halloween Day to deter drunk driving and hopefully prevent pedestrian accidents. During their efforts to protect trick-or-treaters from dangerous drivers, they will be searching for signs of intoxication. If you swerve, speed, run through a traffic light or behave erratically, there is a good chance that you will be pulled over and questioned.

If you are out and about this Halloween, is it important to remember that there will be police enforcement everywhere. You can expect saturation patrols in busy areas near bars and restaurants and even sobriety checkpoints near busy intersections. Therefore, it is in your best interest to call a cab or use a designated driver if you’ve been drinking. This is good advice every day of the year, but it especially important to follow on holidays like Halloween, Fourth of July, Labor Day and New Year’s Eve. This is when \ most drunk-driving accidents occur and when police officers typically make the most arrests. Read the rest »

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Interlock Ignition Devices and DUIs

By admin on October 6, 2014

Tennessee is one of many states that mandates the installation of ignition interlock devices for certain drunk driving offenders. These devices require the driver to take a breath test before starting the vehicle. Some even require an additional test while the car is running. If the driver fails the test, the engine will stop, thus preventing the driver from operating the vehicle.

In Tennessee, individuals convicted of DUI will face a license suspension. If the driver wishes to drive on a restricted license during the suspension, he or she may have to install an interlock device. Some repeat offenders are required by law to install a device and are not allowed to drive without one. Read the rest »

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Singer Lynn Anderson Charged with DUI

By admin on October 1, 2014

Lynn Anderson was one of the most successful country singers of the 1970s with hits like “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.” After being involved in a Nashville car accident this month, she may also become known as someone arrested for DUI on multiple occasions. According to a news report in The Tennessean, Anderson admitted to drinking alcohol and taking prescription medication before the crash. WMCA Action News 5 reports that she was previously charged with a DUI in Denton, Texas back in 2004. She faces a November 20, 2014 court date and has publicly apologized for the incident.

Whenever someone in Tennessee is arrested for impaired driving, the court will review the circumstances of the case and the history of the driver. Even first time offenders in Tennessee face severe penalties for drunk driving. In cases involving drivers with a history of drunk driving, however, the court may decide to pursue the harshest punishments available by law to deter future incidents Read the rest »

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